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  1. I got you: The price will be set by the market. As the last guy to the party, I have to be the most affordable option in order to compete.
  2. You mean this little thing? I've posted a photo earlier in the thread: I'm doing some switch design tests. Trigger and top button are unacceptable at the moment. They must be heavy and solid like the speed brake switch. Tools. Not toys.
  3. There will be updates, but due to the pandemic they will be weeks or months apart instead of days. That's how long it takes now to get my materials, I can't control that. Also keep in mind that these are not hand-made per order, or injection-mold-ordered-from-China. There won't be waiting ques or out-of-stock problems. I design and build all of my tools and machinery. Do you care how 20 different products will be sold, stored and packaged? No, but it's 75% of what I do, and you will never even see or know about it. What you see here is the tip of the iceberg. There will be a website, facebook page, youtube channel etc. When this behemoth goes live, you will not miss it.
  4. Yes, I'll put a mouse and keyboard tray, and a monitor stand. Also a bunch of other controls.
  5. All new EU based test units are in the mail. All Australia and US testing units will soon be made locally and shipped from there, so we don't have to rely on air shipping which is not working due to the pandemic. So I have about 10 testing units left if anyone from EU wants them, pm me. I think the hydraulic dampers are another winner. The main axis hydraulic damper just takes it to another lever, for those seeking realistic, heavy duty feel. And brakes hydraulic dampers do the same for the brake feel. I will do some more flight tests, and then start sending testing kits for further suggestions . Tools. Not toys. If you're wondering what are they bolted to, it's a modular flight rig I'll add to my product line:
  6. Did some further modifications to my MFG's. A can of spray paint and no more white rudder pedals. Red spring adjustment wheel, red brake spring adjusters and some bronze accents. Also ordered a red hydraulic damper to match.
  7. Clearing out some space for a youtube studio, so took some trial shots of the new combat pedals. Still some equipment missing so disregard the single blue spotlight and insufficient lighting:
  8. No problem that's why we test. It's interesting, I have put my combat pedals and adjusters, on and off probably a 100 times. Never had the issue with the bolt nuts spinning out. And, as soon as a couple of people reported the bolt nuts spinning, I tried it myself and immediately spun the bolts. And with so little force that I honestly wonder how in the heck have I never done it before. And that's the first thing I watch out for. Don't baby anything, use them like a first time customer would. But here we go, just goes to show you how subjective the maker can be. So that's where you come in
  9. Yes, new adjusters come with the new pedals. You can still tighten the old ones you have, just jam something in there with the nut as you tighten it, a screwdriver, knife, fork what ever you can find.
  10. We might have a winner here! I put this version last to try out because I didn't have high hopes for it. First of all, the brake axis goes straight through the middle of the foot rest, not at all what it's like on an F-16 or a WWII warbird. So I thought, that's ridiculous it'll never work right. Then you got all these adjustment holes, how's that gonna look. BUT, I like this one the most out of all the versions I tried myself. The brake axis through the middle of the foot rest means, that while you're pushing rudder, you're never accidentally applying brakes, no matter how hard you push the rudder. Because when you're pushing rudder, you apply backwards force to the brakes. So it actually works better then the old one. Where you had to be very careful not to accidentally apply brakes when using weak spring setting. Plus there are mounting holes for 20mm up/down/left/right adjustment. And the support bracket underneath means I don't have to worry about printing settings and amount of materials used, you will not brake these ones in half no matter how hard you try. If you want to see how much lower these are, mount the ones you have now, with only 1 bolt, to the lowest position. That's how low these new ones go. And the new spring adjuster can reduce spring force by 90%. Effortless braking for those without much room under their desks. And even on the weakest spring setting, it is impossible to accidentally apply brakes instead of rudder, because the center of axis goes above the pressure point. There is also still enough room to put holes for modern jet style designs: So you can pretty much disregard the ones you have now, feedback on those is useless now. You will all be getting these new pairs next week.
  11. Thanks for the extensive write up! Yes the finish quality is for prototypes. No point in having them super nice as all of them will be replaced anyway. I sent everyone a different version, made with different settings. So when you report back I can check against my spreadsheet and see which settings are a problem and which ones are good. Some of your pedals will brake apart for that reason, I need to know where the limit for the amount of material needed is. Braking force is no issue with the new adjuster design, you can reduce it up to 90%. Different style holes for f-14, f-16 and f-18 do look nice, but with summer socks or barefoot they won't be as comfortable as the solid "WWII style" ones. Also the pedals themselves are already re-designed and will be shipped to all the testers next week, along with new spring adjusters and a support bracket. These will be a fail-safe solution as they are impossible to brake apart with the 4 bolt mounting solution and a support bracket underneath:
  12. You might have already spin-out the nuts in the spring adjusters if you installed them. I mistakenly left the original type hole, which is fine for the hard composite that the original adjusters are made from, but will VERY easily spin out the nut if you apply anything more than very light force on the hex key. The entire spring adjuster has already been changed for extra spring hole placement anyway (and a mounting hole for hydraulic brake cylinder, more on that later) so you will be getting new ones regardless, just a heads up:
  13. As reported by some users who already got their combat foot rests. Braking force is quite high. I have my MFG's bolted down and like extra heavy duty feel, like I'm in a real plane. So I have my brake spring setup so hard it makes me sweat if miss my landing marks. But not everyone has the luxury to bolt their MFG's to the floor, or to raise their feet and place them on top of the foot rests for braking, like in real life training: So I made new spring adjusters. Measured on the middle of the combat foot rests, braking forces are as following: Original spring adjusters minimum force: 20 kg (40 lbs) v1.0 adjusters you received minimum force : 8 kg (16 lbs) v1.5 adjusters I just made minimum force : 2 kg (4 lbs) That's a 90% decrease in braking force for those who don't have the luxury of bolting down their MFG's to the floor, and their pedals either slide, or move the office chair. Or those of you who have low desks and cannot easily raise your feet to place them on top of the foot rests for braking. They don't interfere with brake range or movement. I'll ship them to any testers who need them.
  14. All sorted out. Several large squadrons got in touch and they will be doing the out-side testing.
  15. Combat Pedals should start arriving this week to those from EU countries. These combat pedals shoud be angled quite vertically. If you have your MFGs on the floor, not attached to anything, then the brake spring strength might be too high, so you'll have to replace the old brake spring adjusters, with the ones you got in the package along with the Combat Pedals. Milan from MFG has a video on how to remove the pedal mounts easily, then you should proceed to remove the brake spring adjusters, and replace them with the new ones with 2x extra holes for even weaker brake spring strength: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVNSsj6aR10 To remove the nuts from the old brake spring adjusters use a trick:
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